Instant Pot Venison Chili

On my travels this week I’ve come to Northern England where I’m discovering the delights of locally sourced venison meat from Yorkshire. In my home landscape of hills and dales, there is a lot to be celebrated.

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Peapod Meal Kit Launch & Coupon!

After our success at the Windy City Live & Peapod’s Next Best Competition this Spring, we’re excited to announce the launch of two co banded meal kits with Peapod.  Continue reading

Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork

If you’ve been following us recently then you’re familiar with the close of our successful IMG_4831Kickstarter campaign. It has propelled us forward as we busy ourselves with rewards for our backers and a new wave of large orders for Slow Cooker Spice Blends.
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Curried Lentil Dip, chilled

Curried Lentil DipindiandalF

 A fragrant curry blend for this chilled, curried lentil dip

Shopping list at a glance: onion, carrots, garlic, chili, tomato paste, French lentils, vegetable broth, sour cream, lemon juice, tortilla chips

From your pantry at a glance: olive oil

Curried Lentil Dip
Prep Time: 10m, Cook Time: 5 hours LOW / 2 1/2 hours HIGH, Servings: 8
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 1/2 cups / 1 medium onion, diced
  3. 1/2 cup / 1 large carrot, diced
  4. 2 tsp / 4 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 small green chili, chopped
  6. 1 Indian Dal Slow Cooker Spice Blend
  7. 1 tbsp tomato paste
  8. 1 1/2 cups / 10oz French green lentils, rinsed
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 3 cups / 24 fl oz vegetable or chicken broth
  11. 1/2 cup sour cream light
  12. 3 tbsp lemon juice
  1. Instructions
  2. heat the oil in a skillet on medium; sauté onion, carrot, garlic and green chili for 2 minutes
  3. transfer onion mixture to slow cooker
  4. spinkle in the Indian Dal blend; add the tomato paste, French green lentils, salt and broth
  5. stir, cover and cook on LOW: 5 hours or HIGH: 2 1/2 hours
  6. cool and stir in the sour cream and lemon juice
  1. serve with toasted pita, tortilla chips or crudités
the zen of slow cooking

Slow Cooker Braised Niçoise Beef Shortribs

If last week’s recipe for carrot soup with pine nut and caper topping was simple, P1000119wholesome and elegant then this week’s is bold, nurturing and indulgent.  Continue reading